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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
519 PM CDT MON MAY 29 2017  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR EXTREME THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT ACROSS  
EASTERN MISSOURI OZARKS ON THE AFTERNOON OF 05/27/2017...  
 
PEAK WIND ESTIMATED: 80-95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH: UP TO 50 MILES LONG  
PATH WIDTH: 10 TO 15 MILES WIDE  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 05/27/2017  
START TIME: 3:20 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: NEAR GREENVIEW, MISSOURI  
START LAT/LON: 37.6272/-92.2664  
 
END DATE: 05/27/2017  
END TIME: 4:05 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: NEAR SALEM, MISSOURI  
END LAT/LON:37.6471,-91.5398  
 
A NWS STORM SURVEY INDICATED A DESTRUCTIVE SWATH OF WIND STARTED  
IN FAR SOUTHEASTERN LACLEDE COUNTY. THIS SWATH OF EXTREME WIND  
CONTINUED ACROSS NORTHERN TEXAS COUNTY, SOUTHERN PULASKI COUNTY,  
SOUTHERN PHELPS COUNTY, WESTERN DENT COUNTY, AND ENDED IN CENTRAL  
DENT COUNTY.  
 
AREAS OF LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED OFF. UTILITY LINES  
AND POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN OR HIT BY FALLING TREES ALONG MOST OF  
THE WIND SWATH. THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WITH MORE CONCENTRATED  
DAMAGE, INCLUDING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE, WERE THE COMMUNITIES OF EDGER  
SPRINGS, SALEM, AND ALONG PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 17. BOTH  
COMMUNITIES EXPERIENCED MINOR TO MAJOR DAMAGE TO HOMES,  
BUSINESSES, AND OUTBUILDINGS. THE METAL ROOF AND MAIN STRUCTURE OF  
A CHURCH GYM IN SALEM WAS CRUSHED DOWNWARD WHICH INDICATED A  
DOWNBURST WIND UP TO NEARLY 100 MPH. VEHICLE DAMAGE, BLOWN OFF  
SHINGLES, AND BLOWN OUT GLASS WINDOWS WERE VERY COMMON ACROSS  
THESE COMMUNITIES.  
 
SOME RURAL COMMUNITIES SUCH AS NORTH OF EVENING SHADE, PALACE, BIG  
PINEY, AND ALONG HIGHWAY H SUSTAINED SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WITH  
NUMEROUS TREES FALLING ON VEHICLES AND ROOFS. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS  
WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. SOME ADDITIONAL HIGHWAYS LIKE  
HIGHWAY 63, HIGHWAY C, HIGHWAY DD, HIGHWAY 72, HIGHWAY 68, HIGHWAY  
19, AND HIGHWAY 32 WERE IMPACTED BY THESE INTENSE STRAIGHT LINE  
WINDS.  
 
BASED OF THE DAMAGE, WIND SPEEDS OF 80 TO 95 MPH WERE COMMON,  
ALONG WITH SEVERAL AREAS OF DOWNBURST WINDS THAT POSSIBLY REACHED  
UP TO 100 MPH.  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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